Blood pressure checks return

LYNDEN -— Friday, May 2, is the first day that monthly blood pressure checks, discontinued last December, will return to the Lynden Community Center, 401 W. Grover St. Now the sponsor is the Lynden Faith ...

Chadwick of Sheriff’s Office graduates from FBI Academy

WHATCOM -— On March 28, chief criminal deputy Doug Chadwick became the most recent Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office member to graduate from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. The 256th ...

Ericksen notes federal proposal to make crude oil rail cars safer

OLYMPIA — On the day Sen. Doug Ericksen and Sen. Steve O’Ban sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx voicing concerns about the safety of rail cars carrying crude oil through ...

$2,609 donated from ‘Keys for Adoption’ drive

WHATCOM — Security Solutions NW has donated $2,609 to “Keys for Adoption,” a campaign to raise money for a Sumas family seeking to adopt. Security Solutions pledged to give $1 for each key made during ...

EDITORIAL: Law-abiding must be the goal

Two things happened within the same week bringing unwelcome negative attention to Lynden. First, longtime Lynden police officer Don Glunt, shortly after retiring, was arrested on allegations that he used ...

Ambulance fee is our best EMS option

by Scott Korthuis, Lynden mayor Recently, the Lynden City Council passed an Ambulance Utility Fee in the amount of $6 per month to be charged to each eligible “unit” in Lynden beginning in July 2014. ...

Letters to the editor

Government greed We hear a lot these days about “corporate greed.” Some of it is justified: Enron, junk mortgage packages sold deceptively to unsuspecting victims, etc. However, a lot of the fulminating ...

Public meetings

Thursday, May 1 • Lynden City Council Public Safety Committee, Jack Martin Pubic Safety Building/Lynden Police Station, 203 19th St., 4 p.m. • Commissioners of Lynden Regional Parks and Recreation ...
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DeHaan hires his replacement

LYNDEN — The year was 1980 and current Lynden Christian Athletic Director Curt DeHaan had just been named the girls basketball coach of the Lyncs. DeHaan, 26 at the time, accepted the job as a recent ...
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Trojan record falls at Civic

BELLINGHAM — It was about a week ago that Meridian’s Janessa Murphy felt she could break a record. Not just a personal record, though. The senior Trojan long jumper, who began her jumping career last ...